It’s a Chomsky Marathon, 3 one-hour videos. Enjoy. ~ DS
May 21, 2009
World-renowned linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky is interviewed by Bill Zimmerman.
April 30, 2009
June 21, 2009
Story by Randall Beach of the New Haven Register:
New Havener Mark Colville and five other peace activists were denied entry into Gaza for the second consecutive day Tuesday May 9 2009, as Egyptian authorities refused to even let the groups medical supplies be delivered.
The six members of the Catholic Worker Peace Team prayed, sang and tried to persuade border guards to let them into Gaza to deliver about $20,000 worth of medical supplies, as well as toys.
[August 12, 2009 – Note: Ezra’s sentencing comes up soon, please sign the petition]
Crossposted with permission from Jewish Peace News
Jewish Peace News
June 21, 2009
The article below, from Friday’s Haaretz, is by David Shulman, author of Dark Hope: Working for Peace in Israel and Palestine, and Ta’ayush activist. In his usual fluid and perceptive style, he recounts why Ezra Nawi—his friend, comrade, beloved activist— may well go to jail on July 1st. The reason: non-violently protecting the homes of Bedouin Palestinians in the South Hebron hills from being demolished. In the mixed up world of Israeli “democracy,” this is apparently a jail worthy offense.
The first time I was ever in the West Bank, I drove with Ezra in his truck, known to almost everyone in the South Hebron Hills. I remember so clearly the scene David Shulman describes and how it shocked me: the rickety shacks pieced together from tin and rags where the Palestinians lived, pressed up against the edges of the settlement, with its large houses with red roofs and green lawns (made possible by the water stolen from its Palestinian owners). I tried to imagine someone standing in her kitchen, looking out at these pathetic shelters, and feeling threatened or cruel enough to insist on their destruction.
Sent to DS from Morris at Divining the News (DTN); thanks Morris.
June 19, 2009
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More on Gilad here:
by Jamie Doward, Gaby Hinsliff and Mark Townsend
The Observer, Sunday 21 June 2009
A confidential record of a meeting between President Bush and Tony Blair before the invasion of Iraq, outlining their intention to go to war without a second United Nations resolution, will be an explosive issue for the official inquiry into the UK’s role in toppling Saddam Hussein.
The memo, written on 31 January 2003, almost two months before the invasion and seen by the Observer, confirms that as the two men became increasingly aware UN inspectors would fail to find weapons of mass destruction WMD they had to contemplate alternative scenarios that might trigger a second resolution legitimising military action.
Graphic photos depicting the reality and horror of war on animals/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.
Despite pleas to save the animals, Johnson County officials will employ sharpshooters and bow hunters to solve the problem of too many deer in Shawnee Mission Park.
–The Kansas City Star, June 17, 2009
Daniel Whitesel says he is forced to traverse a “literal minefield of deer poop” when he plays golf nearby.
He can watch from his home office as whitetail deer devastate his flowers and shrubs. “They walk down the street like taxpayers,” he said.
–The Kansas City Star, February 5, 2009
They’ve opted for the “whack ’em and stack ’em” approach, to quote that great conservationist Ted Nugent.
–Mike Hendricks, columnist for The Kansas City Star, June 11, 2009
Johnson Co. To Cull Park’s Deer Herd: Sharpshooters, Bow Hunters To Reduce Deer Population In Shawnee Mission Park
LENEXA, Kan. — Johnson County officials have approved an answer to the deer dilemma in Shawnee Mission Park.
The county will hire sharpshooters and bow hunters to take care of the population problem.
After a hearing Wednesday that drew more than 100 people, the board voted to use hunters to reduce the park herd from about 200 deer per square mile to 50.
–Kansas City News, KCTV 5, June 18, 2009
My letter to the Johnson County Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners dated 5/25/09:
As a home/vehicle-owning (hence tax-paying) resident of Johnson County and as a relentless activist for nonhuman animals, I am writing to express my strong objection to the use of any lethal methods to manage the deer population in Shawnee Mission Park. I am a vegan animal liberationist, so I am ardently opposed to humans exploiting, torturing or intentionally killing other animals.
by Tom Burghardt
Global Research, June 11, 2009
Dominating entire societies Worldwide through ubiquitous surveillance
What Pentagon theorists describe as a “Revolution in Military Affairs” (RMA) leverages information technology to facilitate (so they allege) command decision-making processes and mission effectiveness, i.e. the waging of aggressive wars of conquest.
It is assumed that U.S. technological preeminence, referred to euphemistically by Airforce Magazine as “compressing the kill chain,” will assure American military hegemony well into the 21st century. Indeed a 2001 study, Understanding Information Age Warfare, brought together analysts from a host of Pentagon agencies as well as defense contractors Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton and the MITRE Corporation and consultants from ThoughtLink, Toffler Associates and the RAND Corporation who proposed to do just.
Updated: April 17, 2011 Added the full film
skellys3 on Feb 19, 2010
Elliott Nesch has taken the time to go through the claims of the Zeitgeist movie and reveal their lies, in the religious portion, one by one. Do you really believe that the Jesus of the Bible has His roots in mythology? Then you are sorely mistaken. If you are open to the TRUTH, then watch this whole video. Elliot’s youtube channel is: http://www.youtube.com/ElliottNesch
“Winning the War on Drugs?” Is that you, Dr. Steve? Isn’t that “War” just a construct designed to achieve political and economic aims, while oppressing with it one particular sector of the population? How can it be “won?”
This column considers that conundrum in almost telegraphic form. I have written at length on it in the academic literature. Interested readers are welcome to get in touch with me for references. The “War on Drugs” has never been such a thing. From its inauguration by Richard Nixon it has always been a War on Drug Users, for the most part minority drug users at that, although some non-minorities have occasionally been caught up in its tentacles. The so-called War on Drugs was begun shortly after the invention of the race-based “Southern Strategy” that has controlled the fortunes of the GOP and unfortunately the country for most of the time since Nixon installed it.